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Wide, open eyes mean long, lush lashes that are thick and curled. Your mascara can enhance your lashes but often won't curl them or make your eyes seem open and wide. Many women have eyelashes that are straight which makes the eyes seem dull and tired, and mascara won't help straight lashes look open and... Read all »
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Foundation and Concealer
Whether you prefer a look that is dark and sultry, or a natural look with minimal makeup, foundation and concealer that match your skintone are absolute necessities. Choose a foundation with a sunscreen, and use a light layer every day, even if that is the onely makeup you choose to... Read all »
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Emma Stone, with her brilliant blonde hair and very fair skin, can get away with dark and deep shades of pink. If she were to choose something more pale, it may make her look washed out and bland. Darker shades of pink are also good when you tone down the rest of your makeup and allow your lips to take center... Read all »
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If you've ever tried to wear red lipstick and thought that it just didn't look right on you, don't give up quite yet. Chances are you simply need to choose the right shade, complement the rest of your makeup, and apply it correctly for it to look its best.
Most women will try fire engine red shades when they wear... Read all »
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Before you start applying several coats of red eye shadow for the smoky look, first consider the color you choose. Something too bright and too pink may be very detracting and unnatural. Notice how models wear this look; the red is deep and dark and may have shades of gray in it. This will create a smoky, sexy look... Read all »
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Most foundations today have a built-in SPF factor so that you are provided some protection. However, you may want to think about just how much protection you're getting and if you need more.
Typically a foundation will have an SPF factor of at least 15; this provides a bit of protection from the sun's rays but not... Read all »
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The first thing to do is ensure you have your eyebrows shaped and plucked so that they don't contribute to the problem. When your eyebrows are too thick, this can make your eyes seem even more closed, but when they're shaped and all those stray hairs underneath are cleaned up, this makes your eyes seem open and... Read all »
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Many makeup brands will have an expiration date on them; check your foundation especially for a date on the bottom or around the rim of the bottle. Using it after this date can mean rashes and breakouts and general irritation.
You may also notice that the liquid begins to separate, the oils settling to the... Read all »
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Many women struggle with their false eyelashes and extensions when trying to apply them, and then may give up on trying to wear them at all. There are a few simple tips to consider in order to use yours correctly and to apply them correctly so they look natural and last all day.
The first thing to do is buy a... Read all »
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Many makeup types and primers especially have silicone in them, as the substance allows the makeup to glide over your face rather than settling into pores. Primer itself is almost all silicone with a few other ingredients to keep it soft; this is what allows makeup to sit on your face and not seep into your pores and... Read all »
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One common makeup mistake is to use the wrong colors; you may use foundation that is too dark or eye shadow and lipstick colors that are not flattering for your skin tone. It may be good to visit a shop like Sephora or another that has samples of all their products available so you can check which shades are the best... Read all »
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To keep your makeup tools safe, be sure to clean them once per week. You can put makeup sponges in a laundry bag and toss them in the wash for reuse. Never use them if they're more than a week old. Clean your eyelash curler with rubbing alcohol to remove all traces of mascara and makeup, and then rinse in warm... Read all »